Urban Poling Instructor Certificate Course – Chapter 1

Background Information & Setting Up Your Poles


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Read the following chapters; About Urban Poling, Background, 10 Benefits of Urban Poles, Who is Appropriate for Urban Poling

Going downhill

For moderately steep slopes, simply decrease the pressure on the base of the handles or drag your poles behind you. For steep slopes, keep your poles upright and in front and out to the side slightly, so if you do fall you won’t land on your poles. Bend your knees and elbows, and slow down any momentum. For long descents, it may be helpful to lengthen the poles.
Barb Gormley, Director of Education

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